Walter Isaacson's new biography of Steve Jobs (titled simply Steve Jobs) comes out next week, but the Associated Press was able to buy a copy early and proceeds to drop some bombs, just like Jobs himself.
The original launch of Google TV didn't go so well. Will an updated UI and expanded access to the Android marketplace help the set-top boxes find a place in living rooms? Maybe not. Check out a full gallery of screen grabs and further analysis at Zat's Not Funny.
As part of their partnership with UNESCO to provide virtual tours of the designated World Heritage Sites, Google sent one of their Street View trikes to ride the Rhaetian Railway in Switzerland to capture its stunning views of the Swiss Alps.
You may recall that we had kind of a big problem with Google+'s policy of not allowing pseudonyms. Well, Google just announced they're finally going to open the doors for them, as well as Google Apps and brand names.
The head Android honcho over at Google, Andy Rubin, had a few choice words to say about the iPhone 4S' personal assistant Siri. According to Rubin, we should spend more time talking with actual people than with our phones, and that Apple's technology "isn't a new notion."
Fat lot of good it'll do us here in the UK, of course -- though "sources" tell me it's rather easy circumnavigating the sign-up process using a VPN. Business Insider heard from an indie record label owner that Google's download store will be available this quarter, with the big name labels launching their wares first, followed by the indies thereafter. [BI]
Google Co-founder and CEO Larry Page spoke candidly about the future of Google during the company's recent earnings conference call. Page wants to make Google's products more social and the best way to do that is through Google +.
Google's not content with being just an online digital locker for your music, it wants you buy MP3s from it, too. A New York Times report suggests Google is looking to open an online MP3 store and is negotiating with the record labels to secure the necessary licensing agreements.
Google has one of the best language translation technologies around, which they've continually improve it over the past few years. And now their Android app has the ability to support speech-to-speech translation in 14 languages.